Postdoctoral Scientist- Sather lab

Seattle, Washington State
Based on NIH levels
May 19 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Sather laboratory at the Center for Infectious Disease Research is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to conduct research investigating viral and vaccine immunology in the settings of HIV-1 and Malaria vaccine research. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team that is investigating functional B cell-mediated immunity generated during natural infection and during vaccination with protein subunit vaccines. We seek to understand how protective antibody responses (which are often only a small part of overall antibody responses) develop in the context of the complex milieu of immune regulation, T cell help and changing population repertoire dynamics. Our overall goal is to understand how protective antibody responses are generated, maintained and recalled in order to inform the development of new vaccines and vaccine regimens. 


While candidates with backgrounds in infectious disease or immunological research are welcome, we encourage all highly motivated candidates with varied research backgrounds to apply.  We are looking for individuals who are ambitious, good problem solvers, and have a willingness to learn.   The right candidate will receive outstanding support, training, and mentorship.


Position Requirements


  • We welcome candidates with varied research backgrounds who have strong ambition and high degree of motivation
  • Ability to thrive and work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or similar field is required
  • Experience in studying adaptive immunity or infectious disease is helpful, but motivated candidates with a strong desire to transition to these fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience or willingness to work directly in murine models of infection
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse team of scientists
  • Ability to establish clear goals and to organize and prioritize work

Organization Overview:


Nearly 40 years ago, the Center for Infectious Disease Research was founded as an independent non-profit organization devoted to the research of global infectious disease. The Center holds true to those roots today, having grown to include over 250 staff members who work collaboratively with one common goal: to eliminate the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. To learn more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research and the remarkable individuals you would support, please visit our website at


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